Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Sightings 12/1/16

Photo help:
Does anyone have a nice pic of a Shelduck - Pochard - Whimbrel - Curlew please?
Pics need to be >3Mb in size (for good print reproduction) and are needed by Clevedon Pier Heritage for possible inclusion in a new booklet to be published about the pier history.
Full credit to anything used.
Thanks everyone.

Castle Park (Bristol):
1 Mistle Thrush.

Eastville Park (Bristol):
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper of note.
12/1/16 Treecreeper (Rich Scantlebury)
Ashton Court (Bristol):
Mansion House environs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch.

Oldbury Power Station:
The Black Redstart still present at the jetty area today.

New Passage-Northwick:
The Slavonian Grebe still on the wetland, mobile at times between the pools. It's fishing well and looks settled.
Other stuff, 35 Shelduck, 30 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 140 Lapwing, 800 Dunlin, 100 Curlew, 40 Redshank, 12 Turnstone, 3+ Water Pipit.

Severn Beach:
1 Peregrine, 6 Ringed Plover.

Abbots Leigh:
Sandy Lane: 1 Buzzard, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 flyover Raven, 1 Nuthatch.

Portbury Wharf:
Pools: 1 Great Crested Grebe new in, we couldn't manage Slavonian.
Other stuff, 47 Wigeon, 27 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 56 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 8 Little Grebe, 25 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 31 Lapwing, 22 BH Gull, 22 Herring Gull.

Battery Pt: 7 Purple Sandpiper this morning.
12/1/16 Purple Sandpiper (Mrs Trellis)
Good morning tides for the next few days...Carpe Diem
Sand Bay:
Beach Rd: At least 1 Dartford Warbler still, opposite No.32.

Bristol Airport:
46 flyover Golden Plover, late afternoon.

Burnett 10/1/16:
1 flyover Red Kite to south (Roger Palmer).

Newton St Loe:
20 Teal, 7 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard.

Blagdon Lake:
5 Bewick's Swan (in from CVL), 9 Barnacle Goose, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Siskin.

Planet Chew:
Bewick's Swan: 5 flyovers from Heron's Green to Blagdon (Ian Stapp).
Bittern: 1 flyover the lake, mobbed by Gulls (Roger Palmer).
Little Egret: 22 at Heron's Green.
Ring-billed Gull: 1 found at Moreton, in with some Common Gull (Andy Davis).
Otter: 1 still active in Heron's Green Bay. Almost daily occurrences recently, Otter Gill is thrilled to bits and says thank you to the birding Tribe.
Other stuff, 8 Shelduck, 34 Teal, 1 Scaup (Moreton), 7 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Long-tailed Tit.
12/1/16 Ring-billed Gull (Ian Stapp)
we are told it's the middle Gull
Reports: Chris Craig, Andy Davis, Adrian Hockey, Giles Morris, Jon Mortin, Roger Palmer, Karin Rhodes, Nigel Sluman, Roger Staples, Ian Stapp, Mrs Trellis, Lauren & Wayne Tucker, BL birds, severnsidebirds.